Uppdaterad 3 april 2020

Joint Letter of Intent

Government Agencies and the 2030 Agenda.

The 2030 Agenda is universal, and its goals are mutually reinforcing and collectively form a whole. The goals encompass the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, the social and the environmental dimension. The 2030 Agenda is an approach and in many respects a question of governance, which will permeate all policy and activity in Sweden and internationally. Everyone can contribute to a better future where no one is left behind.

Through this letter of intent and with due respect for the various missions and activities, the government agencies within the DG Forum – Swedish government agencies working together for the 2030 Agenda wish to signal a closer partnership in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

The Swedish Government Agencies' Pledge

Through the DG Forum, the heads of the participating agencies are demonstrating responsibility and leadership in order to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The government agencies behind this declaration are contributing to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda by integrating the three dimensions of sustainable development into their activities based on their respective core missions.

The Swedish Government Agencies' Principles

Our work is characterized by transparency, non-discrimination, participation and accountability, and is based on the perspective of development from people who live in poverty.

Our work is rooted in and follows the principles of the rule of law, good management and anti-corruption. These are fundamental prerequisites for driving change.

Our partnership requires us to interact with each other on equal terms and to contribute to the achievement of common goals within the framework of our respective missions.

The Swedish Government Agencies' contributions in Sweden and internationally

We will pursue a strategic dialogue, facilitate greater consensus and develop specific forms of partnership relating to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

We will contribute expert knowledge in the dialogue to promote sustainable development.

We will support each other when we face global challenges and when we identify opportunities for solutions.

We will further develop the sustainability work of our government agencies linked to the 2030 Agenda and communicate it in a transparent and comparable way.